First thing's first this is not Angelina Jolie's Lara Croft of 2003, this is the modern version of the game's 2013 Tomb Raider. Alicia Vikander who plays "Lara Croft" gives us the early years of how she became the fierce-some warrior we all love in the game franchise.
There are parts of the film i felt were over done with the use of CGI like most action films of the modern era. Overall the film was just above average and i wouldn't say it was Alicia's best roles to date and that might be due to lack of direction from Roar Uthaug.
Personal Rating 7/10 | Critics Rating (IMDd) 6.9/10
An American Spy Thriller that features Jennifer Lawrence as a Prima Ballerina called "Dominika Egorova" suffers from a major accident which brings uncertainty to the progression of her career. She soon turns to secret intelligence agency called Sparrow School where they train the young gifted minds and body as weapons of destruction.
Dominika rises as the most potent Sparrow ever created from the school and discovers she needs someone to have her back after meeting the CIA agent "Nathaniel Nash" played by Joel Edgerton. This film for me was rather drawn out and could have been shorter for what it covered. Personally its not one to remember after the intro of the film.
Personal Rating 6.2/10 | Critics Rating (IMDd) 6.7/10
Set in the year of 1962 Baltimore, "Eliza Esposito" played by Sally Hawkins is a mute custodian at a government laboratory who works lonely as a cleaner. She discovers a lab's top secret, a mysterious scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As time goes by she develops a bond with her new fond friend and fears for the creature's future, when the hostile agent and biologist "Strickland" played Michael Shannon plans to terminate its very existence.
The Director Guillermo del Toro who brought you "Blade 2", "Hobbit", and "Puss In Boots" to name a few sure keeps this theme of the film well as a romantic fantasy of the 60's and the green tinge set's the mood of the film well. If you like strange with a touch of love this for you.
Personal Rating 7/10 | Critics Rating (IMDd) 7.6/10